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Overboard (1987)

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A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

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Cast

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Joanna Stayton / Annie Proffitt
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Edith Mintz
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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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Andrew
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Jeffrey Wiseman ...
Brian Price ...
Jamie Wild ...
Greg Proffitt
Frank Campanella ...
Captain Karl
Henry Alan Miller ...
Dr. Norman Korman
Frank Buxton ...
Wilbur Budd (Elk Cove)
Carol Williard ...
Rose Budd (Elk Cove)
Doris Hess ...
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Storyline

Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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amnesia | carpenter | yacht | love | overboard | See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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Trivia

Dean Profit's old Dodge pickup was later used as the pickup that tailgated Chevy Chase and his family in the opening scenes of Christmas Vacation (1989). See more »

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When Annie visits the principal, the teddy bear on her desk jumps about between shots. See more »

Quotes

Gertie: Hey Billy, who are you talking to?
Billy Pratt: Nobody!
Gertie: Hey is that Dean? Hey Dean! Whats going on? Why dont you come in?
Billy Pratt: Honey, go back to bed.
Gertie: HOW DARE YOU TREAT ME LIKE THAT! I'M GOING HOME!
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References The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957) See more »

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Written by Chuck Río
Performed by The Champs
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Like to smile? You'll like this flick.
18 July 2002 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

Yeah, sure, you know how it's going to end. Yes, it has all been done before. But the heart of this snob turned sweetheart story is relayed with such charm and grace by Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel, and supported by such a strong cast (Roddy McDowall among others), that it is enjoyable none-the-less.

Movie snobs, insisting on original plots (as if there really are any) might not love this flick. But anyone who can appreciate proven talent in a good-natured comedy will find these 2 hours time well spent. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to smile.


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